Well the Russians never replied, not the Swiss, nor the Ukrainians. So either the Google stats are useless or the foreigners are hiding. Back to modeling. I added what I thought was catenary to the high line but it was probably just a structure for electrical or signal wiring. The catenary must have already been removed from the picture I was referencing.
Looking for a backdrop, I found a photo of 1950s Philadelphia. Would you believe it was taken from the same general location I am modeling? It even includes a portion of the high line just modeled. I just have a black and white laser printer so the background is in B&W and spanning 3 pages. Better than nothing.
Next I turned my attention to the 30th Street station area using a somewhat similar Walthers station model. I am merely trying to give an "impression" of the area. Compare the photo below (and the April 10th Blog photo) to see what I was trying to simulate. I still need to build the concrete/stone wall along the river, add river pilings and highway railings (Rix) and stripe the roads. I also need to get some additional CMW 1950s taxis but they seem to be out of stock everywhere. So most of the 16 LPPs (Little Plastic People) wandering around the station will just have to take a bus!